As The First Air Rescue Organisation In The European Union: DRF Luftrettung Will Soon Deploy First Five-Bladed Helicopter

It is a milestone in the history of air rescue in German-speaking countries and EU-wide: DRF Luftrettung is expanding its fleet with Airbus H145 helicopters which have five main rotor blades. Today, the technicians at DRF Luftrettung start equipping the first of five of these helicopters to be delivered this year, for deployment at one … More As The First Air Rescue Organisation In The European Union: DRF Luftrettung Will Soon Deploy First Five-Bladed Helicopter

Optimum Mount for Special Isolation Stretchers.

DRF Luftrettung develops multifunctional ground plate. During the Covid-19 pandemic, DRF Luftrettung acquired special isolation stretchers to transport highly infectious patients. These stretchers, known as EpiShuttles, can now be fastened perfectly in the helicopter thanks to a special ground plate developed by the EASA Part 21 Design Organisation at DRF Luftrettung. The new solution impresses … More Optimum Mount for Special Isolation Stretchers.

Released Droplets In Rescue Helicopters DRF Luftrettung Presents the Findings From a Field Test

How high is the potential risk from released droplets by infectious patients for the helicopter crew? Do pathogens spread from the cabin into the cockpit? These questions are not only highly relevant during the coronavirus pandemic: transporting patients with highly infectious diseases like influenza, tuberculosis or meningococcus is also playing an increasingly great role at … More Released Droplets In Rescue Helicopters DRF Luftrettung Presents the Findings From a Field Test

New Isolation Stretchers to Protect Patients and Crews

From next week on, two HEMS bases of DRF Luftrettung in Germany will operate with “EpiShuttles”, special isolation stretchers. Another eight HEMS bases will soon follow suit. DRF Luftrettung is investing in the protection of patients and its crews to ensure that, in these times of the coronavirus, people in medical emergencies can still be … More New Isolation Stretchers to Protect Patients and Crews

German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet

Airbus Helicopters and DRF Luftrettung have signed a contract for the purchase of 15 new H145s, three H135s and the retrofit of their current 20 H145s to the five-bladed version. This will bring the H145 fleet of the German Helicopter Emergency Medical Services (HEMS) to 35 helicopters, making them the biggest operator of the five-bladed … More German HEMS operator DRF Luftrettung expands its H145 and H135 fleet